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Carmel is a step closer to passing more legal protections for the LGBT community. The Carmel City Council's finance committee voted to send an anti-discrimination law to the full council. But the committee did so only after amending the law to give businesses cited for...
A dispute over how Indiana has distributed federal funding to charter schools could now extend to traditional public schools. Nearly half Indiana's 59 charter schools saw cuts in federal Title I funding for low-income students of more than the 15% allowed by program rules. The...
The first move has been made in the holiday season retail battle. Purdue Retail Expert Dr. Richard Feinberg is speaking out on Target's announced move today to match the online prices of its retail competitors. Feinberg says Target really seems to be taking the fight online...
Seven Indiana regions are vying for $84 million in state matching funds for cultural and livability projects. For the first time ever, they're presenting proposals to the Strategic Review Committee of the Regional Cities Initiative. Indiana Economic Development Corporation Vice...
During political campaign season, city candidates nationwide often talk about hiring more police officers. But can Indianapolis afford to hire new police officers? The Indiana Policy Institute's Director of Public Safety Outreach Troy Riggs says hiring new police officers...
A legendary Indiana University prankster has died at 64. Leon Varjian made an indelible mark on IU in the '70s, with such stunts as donning a giant orange pumpkin suit for Halloween, and organizing a "Banana Olympics" featuring events such as the banana relay and the banana-in-a...
A federal judge has rejected a plea from Indiana's largest beer wholesaler to sell liquor too. Monarch Beverage had sued to throw out Indiana's law prohibiting beer wholesalers from dealing liquor and vice versa. The company contends the rule is an equal protection violation...
Republican mayoral nominee Chuck Brewer (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Republican mayoral nominee Chuck Brewer is outlining an economic development strategy he says will focus on revitalizing neighborhoods beyond downtown and nurturing Indianapolis entrepreneurs. Brewer says he'd...
Replacing House Majority Leader Jud McMillin will require not one but two Republican caucuses. The remaining 70 House Republicans will meet Tuesday to vote on McMillin's replacement as majority leader. Speculation has centered on deputy speaker pro tem Matthew Lehman (R-Berne),...